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Individuals and business owners seeking to have an operational website can go about it in two ways. They can either procure the services of a professional web designer or design their own website by using open source resources. Although both options are effective, the first one is quite costly. People working with a budget will find the second option favorable while it is still just as effective. The following is the process you will undergo to create your own website.


The first thing is to decide which Content Management System (CMS) you will use. A CMS is the software that will allow you to design the website and will also be hosted by a server so as to be put on the internet. Several options are available, with each having its own advantages and disadvantages. It is therefore important to do sufficient research and determine which one will be most suitable for your needs.


The next step is to choose or come up with a domain name. A domain name is the full name of your website. It needs to be completely unique in that no other person or entity is using it. The domain name you choose will mostly depend on whether it is a business, personal or blogging website. All the same, it is advisable to choose a catchy, short, easy to type and niche specific name. Consider the name carefully as it will represent you to the online community.


Choosing a host server for your website is the next step. The hosting service will present your website to the internet and make it visible and accessible. Although using open source resources to create a website is free, hosting is not. You will have to evaluate all the service providers and their payment packages and decide which one is most suitable and affordable.


After this, you can download the CMS software and start designing your website. The CMS software provides you with a template website but allows you to design and customize it the way you want. You can choose an appropriate theme, colors and even font types. Make sure the website represents your brand and is also visually attractive.


The last step involves building content for your website. You want the website to be useful to your clients and also market you effectively. You can, therefore, write articles and blog posts, upload pictures and videos and generally ensure that your website is interesting and useful.